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Upcoming CFJ j-talk - Vice: The New Establishment?

On February 27, the Canadian Journalism Foundation will host a discussion event in Toronto exploring Vice magazine’s journey from counter-culture Montreal magazine to New York-based media conglomerate.

Suroosh Alvi, co-founder of Vice Media will sit down with Anna Maria Tremonti, host of CBC Radio One’s The Current, to discuss the publication’s unconventional approach to covering conflict zones and its plans to invest $50 million in their news operations over the next three years.

Selling audience: Why your future depends on it

Don’t miss out on our final webinar of the Winter 2013/2014 training season!

On Tuesday, February 4, Aggy Apostolopoulos, vice president for KubasPrimedia, will lead a comprehensive presentation covering why audience is so important to the newspaper industry and how publications can leverage the (qualitative and quantitative) strength of their extended audience across all platforms. 

This session will cover why this is such a hot topic in the c-suite of most news-media companies, review organizations that have done a good job in this regard, and discuss how this impacts sales and pricing.

Apostolopoulos has over 10 years of experience assisting hundreds of newspapers across four continents on pricing strategy, revenue development, and adapting to the rapidly changing media landscape.

Newspapers Canada partners with PEI 2014 to launch historic newspaper competition

Newspapers Canada is pleased to announce a partnership with PEI 2014 to raise awareness about the sesquicentennial anniversary of the historic Charlottetown Conference of 1864, which paved the way to Canadian Confederation.

During this important anniversary year, over 150 festivals, events and activities will take place across the province to commemorate Prince Edward Island’s unique role in the formation of Canada.

In recognition of this landmark event, Newspapers Canada and PEI 2014 will host a one-time national newspaper competition titled The History of Canada in the Nation’s Front Pages. Nine of the original 36 Fathers of Confederation were in the newspaper business and this special initiative will highlight the important role that newspapers have played and continue to play in the shaping of Canada as a nation.

Get the scoop on a game-changing digital news medium

On Thursday January 30, a session of FFWD Advertising & Marketing Week 2014 in Toronto will be dedicated to La Presse+, a free-subscription digital edition for iPad that blends the best of publishing company's print, web, mobile and video content.

During this lively hour-long event, Jian Ghomeshi, award-winning broadcaster, writer, best-selling author, musician and producer will explore the journey of La Presse+ in an interview with Pierre-Elliott Levasseur, executive vice-president, La Presse. Participants will find out more about this audacious news application and creative playground for agencies. They will also gain insight on its ground-breaking advertising metrics and be a part of the conversation about the ever-changing world of digital media.

Fun for the whole family in Charlottetown during INK+BEYOND

This year's INK+BEYOND newspaper conference takes place in beautiful Charlottetown, PEI on May 28-30. We encourage our members to plan to extend your stay or bring along friends and family to explore all of the scenic beauty and east coast delights the area has to offer.

Choose from a number of biking and cycling tours, arts and craft tours, culinary restaurants, heritage sites and cultural experiences. PEI has a vast array of activities and day trips for our members and their families to enjoy before or after the conference. 

Next webinar covers must-know SEO strategies for publishers

Join us on Tuesday, January 28 for a special webinar presentation covering the various search challenges and opportunities specific to publishing organizations.

Speakers Steve Buors and Brad Abbott from Reshift Media will provide a comprehensive overview of the latest trends in search engine optimization and how they pertain to publishing organizations. These digital experts will walk you through real examples of successful SEO tools and strategies and will recommend possible courses of action to implement at your publication.

This educational session is ideal for publishing executives and editorial leaders looking to better understand the complex world of search and increase site traffic through SEO opportunities.

Family Literacy Day is just around the corner

Each year on January 27, ABC Life Literacy Canada hosts its annual Family Literacy Day to raise awareness of the importance of reading and engaging in other literacy-related activities as a family.

Canadian newspapers are encouraged to support this important initiative by running Family Literacy Day advertisements and editorial materials.

Free matte stories, photographs and additional promotional resources are available on the ABC Life Literacy Canada website at abclifeliteracy.ca/fld/media-room

Speakers and sponsors announced for INK+BEYOND

Join us in Charlottetown, PEI on May 28-30 as Newspapers Canada hosts an unforgettable conference that celebrates the strength of the newspaper industry.

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